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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 23, 2010 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

Real nice cover of When Doves Cry (track 9)

The rest of the show is real nice too - great Banjo picker

http://www.archive.org/details/gsbg2005-10-28.flac16

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 23, 2010 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

Greensky Bluegrass were one of my early discoveries on the Archive - fine band. There's a good bit of bluegrass-type music to be found here as I'm sure you know! Infamous Stringdusters, YMSB, The Grass is Dead, Packway Handle Band, the Hotwires, Mr McCroury of course, and much more - all good for what ails ya!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 23, 2010 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

If you have the time check out the collection of shows from Steep Canyon Rangers here in the Archive.

http://www.archive.org/details/SteepCanyonRangers

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 23, 2010 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

I'll certainly do that! Have you tried the Rock Island Plow Company? They sound pretty good to my unskilled ear.

http://www.archive.org/details/RockIslandPlowCompany

So, Mr Rick, who would you recommend I listen to (and not just Archive bands) if I was going to have a real bluegrass education? (I'm hoping you'll mention at least some names already known to me so I'm not starting completely from scratch...)

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 23, 2010 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

Rob -

Thanks for the link to Rock Island Plow Company - these guys are really good.

Anything by Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper (not in the Archive)

I forget which CD has the tune but his version of Lee Highway Blues will leave you stunned. If a magic genie showed up and offered me a million dollars or the ability to play like Michael Cleveland..........

Try this video out, scroll down to left side of the page and look for the link to the video of him Live in Chicago 2007.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Michael-Cleveland/9154242098

Newer Groups:
The Farewell Drifters (superb harmonies)
Mountain Heart (Wide Open - amazing picking)
Balsam Range (classic, bunch of guys standing around a condenser mic)



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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 23, 2010 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

Rick - I've just had a look at the Michael Cleveland clip. Absolutely astonishing! If I'd just been listening and not watching too I'd have sworn there were two guys playing. Many thanks for this introduction.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 24, 2010 5:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead


I agree the Rock Island Plow Company is the real deal - old timey bluegrass. I love the laid back audience on this recording.

http://www.archive.org/details/ripco2005-05-07.flac

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 23, 2010 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

Saw these guys open for New Monsoon in Raleigh a few years back and was impressed.

When I found out they were all from the bluegrass musician hotbed of Kalmazoo, MI I was blown away.

Then I found out they won best newcomer bluegrass band at Telluride and am still trying to get my synaptic connections straightened out.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 23, 2010 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

Hey Mando, I have been commandeered to drive my mini-van to SC for Easter break - I will probably take the scenic route (Chesapeake bay bridge-tunnel) so maybe we could get together for a cup of coffee.

Got it - I'll keep in touch

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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 23, 2010 8:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

thanks for the pointer -- i only ever really come to the archive for the GD... i need to branch out a little!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 24, 2010 6:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

And I thought you came here for me...well, okay, that would be really pathetic.

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Poster: warpHrat Date: Feb 24, 2010 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Very-Dead

Snap out of it, Tell...enjoy
http://www.archive.org/details/tgid2006-01-18.sbd.flac16

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 24, 2010 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bluegrass - Non-Dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cctQ7FPtJ8k&;feature=PlayList&p=9B55C94B55BCC4EE&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=54

thank for the turn on jg...